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Toyota orders eight models off the lot after recall

Posted On Wed, January 27, 2010

Toyota Motor Sales has instructed all of its dealerships to suspend the sales of eight different models due to a recall involving a sticking accelerator pad.

The recall will effect 2.3 million vehicles that may have been built with accelerator pads that mechanically stick "in a partially depressed positions or slowly return to the idle position."

The vehicles affected are the 2009-2010 RAV4, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2005-2010 Avalon, certain 2007-2010 Camry, 2010 Highlander, 2007-2010 Tundra,and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

"Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company," said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter. "This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We're making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible."

For consumers who own any of the affected vehicles, it is important to act quickly and get the problem rectified before it potentially causes an accident that could both raise one's insurance premiums while also potentially causing serious injury.

Toyota noted that the issue relating to the sticking accelerator pedal was separate from a second recall regarding defective floor mats that may entrap the pedal on numerous Toyota and Lexus vehicles, but added that 1.7 million vehicles may be subject to both recalls.
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